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Use the form on the bottom right to contact us (including academic & media enquiries) or email

For those seeking information regarding the data in the records, documented within our archives, you must first register as a member. Please note that there are strict data protection regulations in place regarding access to these records (please read our Data Protection and GDPR policies). For these and ALL genealogical enquiries please use this form (Click the Link) 

We will be shortly opening membership for the ANSEO! Project. Members include volunteers, supporters, sponsors and those wishing to learn more of the records we hold. We appreciate the support both, financial and in volunteering, to help us in our work. Please use the form above if you wish to keep updated on this & other news.

You may also write to: The Manager, The ANSEO! Project,

Moygownagh Community Centre, Moygownagh,

Co. Mayo, Ireland, F26 XRR9.

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Founded by historian & actor Liam Alex Heffron, the ANSEO! project digitally archives our statutory national school records, by gathering the images of each page, of each record book, taken by our enthusiastic volunteers. The result is a unique archive of digital records from primary schools and their communities, holding a wealth of interest for genealogists, academics, historians and any of us who went to school in one of these schools.

Ancillary Documents


Ancillary Documents

Most schools also had a miscellaneous file or folder, of loose documents made up of; Department of Education circulars, school correspondence, examination & promotion rolls, with paperwork relating to the school management and Diocesan Inspector’s reports. The latter was especially concerned with the religious teaching in school and was often carried out by a priest or vicar, representing the local Bishop as patron of the schools.


Photos and Media files

Schools often amassed a collection of photos, down the years. The practice of school class photos i.e. a photographer coming to the school and taking photos of pupils in various classes, usually with their teachers, began early in the last century. Some photos can date back to the early 1900's. More recently, with the advent of the tech age, schools now produce a variety of multimedia presentations, in video, audio and visual form.